October 30, 2012 at 9:54am jcwconsult
The new 75 mph limit will improve safety and smooth traffic flow and has a good chance to reduce the accident rate. It is likely that posting 80 would have even better results, as it has in Utah and Texas. IF safety is the real goal, the limit is set at the 85th percentile speed of free flowing traffic under good conditions which likely rounds to 80 mph here. At least it is a step in the correct direction.
James C. Walker, National Motorists Association